Tag: Take Two

Gaming News Wrap [15 May 2013]

Good morning fair humans.  Shall we take you through the gaming news? It looks like Microsoft is building a greenhouse or a tent to reveal their next generation console.  We would’ve thought they’d hire a Las Vegas casino at least… [via Twitter] Defiance has a host of DLC planned and will be a mixture of free and paid-for content.  The…

Gaming News Wrap [14 May 2013]

Good morning you edible specimens… The gaming news you can use right here. BioWare is discussing potential Mass Effect spin-offs with some fan favourites being suggested.  Javik, Garrus and Aria have been mentioned by BioWare members in an interview with OXM. Ubisoft is getting feedback fro Watch Dogs from a real world hacking (internet security) firm Kaspersky Lab.  Senior Producer Dominic…

Take-Two officially grabs WWE franchise

Following on the dismantling of the THQ franchises, it seems Take-Two who own the popular sports label 2K, have acquired one of the more lucrative franchises – the WWE franchise. According to Bloomberg [via GameInformer] Take Two purchased the rights to all future WWE branded games and will be hiring developers that worked on previous games in the franchise. The WWE organisation…

Take-Two Boss Doesn’t Think All Publishers Will Survive Next-Gen Transition

Take-Two boss, Strauss Zelnick believes that transition to the next-generation will see casualties of publishers. Addressing attendees at the Credit Suisse 2012 Technology Conference, Zelnick explained that if a publisher is “not capitalized for the transition,” then they could find themselves out of the transition, reports GameSpot [as cited by GIBiz]. “And historically, in every transition that’s occurred in this business, one…

Grand Theft Auto Success Largely Due to Rockstar’s Refusal to ‘Annualise’ the Franchise

Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick has revealed that the Grand Theft Auto series has shipped a 125 million units, and actually improved on the series’ sales from title to title going forward. Eurogamer are citing a report by GameSpot, where Zelnick acknowledges that the series’ increasing appeal is largely due to Rockstar’s reluctance to release an annual title. Comparing the Grand Theft Auto series to…

GTA V dated by GameStop UK

To be fair, it’s not unusual for online retailers to date a game without any confirmation of a release date from the publisher.  They either know something the rest of us mere mortals don’t or they’re speculating. When BT Games in South Africa first did it for some or other game, no-one took them seriously until they were proved correct. …

GTA V looking unlikely for this year

GTA V doesn’t look like it will be making an appearance this year according to publisher Take-Two who omitted the project from its release schedule when addressing investors in a financial year statement. The financial statement did mention other projects for the current fiscal year, including the Max Payne 3 downloadable content, Borderlands 2 and Bioshock Infinite. This omission means the game…

Take-Two Boss ‘Sceptical’ About Wii U for Core Games

In an interview with Gamasutra [as cited by GIBiz] Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick voiced his doubts over the Wii U as a viable console for Take-Two’s core franchises. Zelnick says he is “sceptical” about the Wii U for the core franchises, but did however admit that Take-Two is interested in making sports and family games for Nintendo’s next-generation consoles. “For a…

GTA V Expected to “More Than Double” Take-Two’s Profit for Next Fiscal Year

During a recent financial call that GamesIndustryBiz reported on, Take-Two Interactive CFO, Lainie Goldstein says the gaming group expect revenue to “more than double” in the next fiscal year. Take-Two is to publish other highly anticipated titles which should sell well, but since they expect such an overwhelming increase in profit, this would certainly be reflective of the expectations that the group…